The Best Nude Bra Alternatives, According to an Expert
There’s been a lot of conversation surrounding the idea of “nude” when it comes to bras. More and more, lingerie companies are jumping on the bandwagon of creating a full spectrum of flesh tones that reflect diverse versions of nude. And bravo! We are always happy to see brands acknowledging the importance of representation. But what if we told you it’s not totally necessary to find a bra that matches your skin color exactly?
According to stylist and bra guru Jenny Altman, finding a great bra that won’t show under your white shirt is about tone, and that doesn’t necessarily mean 74+ shades of “flesh.” There are nude alternatives, and they can be totally practical without sacrificing the pretty.
According to Altman, “I love pale pink and pale gray for lighter skin tones. For darker skin women, darker gray and even red (yes, red!) will work. The idea is that you need a ‘tonal’ color, which blends with your skin under white way better than the starkness of white or black under white. So skip the white or black bra this season and go for something that makes you feel prettier.”
We’re here for it. Below, peep some of Altman’s unexpected favorites that get the job done — bras that won’t show underneath when you have your shirt on — but still feel pretty when you take it off.